Sturgis Charter Public School is dedicated to an "International Baccalaureate (IB) for All" philosophy, preparing high school students for higher education in a supportive learning environment. Sturgis provides each student a rigorous world-class educational program, encouraging academic achievement, intellectual confidence, and personal growth.

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For campus specific information go to West Campus Home and East Campus Home


The Enrollment Period for the 2019-20 School Year is now closed. The Lottery was be held on Friday, January 18th at 1:00 at 529 Main Street.

See the Admissions page for lottery results


Sturgis' Annual Appeal

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We are thrilled to share that The William Sturgis Foundation has recently purchased 529 Main Street in Hyannis – a venue midway between our two campuses – to serve as a mixed use facility for Sturgis East and Sturgis West. Your donations to this year's Annual Appeal will upgrade 529 Main Street to provide more opportunities for Sturgis special events, performing arts, IB testing and assemblies. Please note that donors who give $529 or greater will have their names recognized as a 529 sponsor inside of our new venue.

But it's not the amount you give that matters, it’s your action that counts! Our aim is 100% donor participation to demonstrate a collective base of support and enhance our ability to gain further grant funding.

Donations can be made by check to: William Sturgis Friends of Education Foundation, PO Box 2012, Hyannis, MA 02601. Donations can also be made by credit card through the "Donate" button on the right side of this page.


Sturgis Featured in Documentary

The Global Learning Network is pleased to announce the release of new video case studies that feature Barrington High School (Rhode Island), Kettle Moraine High School (Wisconsin) and Sturgis Charter Public School (Massachusetts). The videos highlight the ways in which these schools are preparing students for college and career success in the 21st century economy through innovative classroom instruction and district - and school-level policy. We are very grateful to the Barrington, Kettle Moraine, and Sturgis teams for opening their campuses to us and allowing us to showcase their incredible work. Executive Director Paul Marble added a special note of thanks to Sturgis participants: "Thanks to faculty and students who shared their time, thoughts and perspectives for all to see and hear."


Ensuring College Readiness: IB For All
High Standards + High Expectations = High Achievement

Sturgis begins preparing students in grade nine to build arguments, defend points of view, make sense of data, write persuasively, and think critically. Students are encouraged to develop empathy, raise social awareness, build tolerance, and take on personal responsibility. Similarly, the Sturgis community works toward building positive and productive habits, attitudes, and values in its students in order to optimally prepare them for a rigorous grade 11-12 program designed to ensure success at university. STURGIS IS A TUITION FREE PUBLIC SCHOOL.


Will Common Core undermine an elite college-prep
program’s goal of diversity?

In January 2016, Brenda Iasevoli spent a day at Sturgis Charter Public School. The article she wrote about Common Core, Sturgis and the International Baccalaureate Programme was published in both The Hechinger Report and US News and World Report. Use this link to access the article.


Success in life-long learning

Paul Marble contributed an article to Excellence and Equity (E2), a dialogue among IB educators and school leaders around empowering under-represented students for success in life-long learning and college graduation through successful participation in the IB Diploma Programme in public schools.


US News and World Report

U.S. News & World Report announced the 2016 Best High Schools rankings, featuring top-performing schools at the national and state level.

The Best High Schools rankings evaluate data on more than 21,500 public high schools to identify which schools are best at preparing students for college and careers. Sturgis received a gold medal and is ranked #1 high school in MA, #11 charter school in US, and #33 high school in US.

Congratulations to Sturgis faculty and students for achieving this recognition of excellence!

For more information, see: US News Best High Schools in Massachusetts 2016


The Washington Post once again recognizes Sturgis

The Washington Post recently announced the 2017 High School Challenge Index based on its review of 2016 data from high schools across the U.S. They ranked Sturgis the #3 public school in MA, #8 public school in the Northeast, and #132 in the U.S (across both public and private schools). Additionally, Sturgis is ranked #1 among MA public schools for the highest "percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career" with 97%. Congratulations to Sturgis faculty and students for achieving this recognition of excellence!


Cape Schools Consider International Baccalaureate

See article here


NEW Executive Director Appointment to Begin July, 2016

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Eric Hieser is featured in the
March/April 2013 issue of Cape Cod View

"Conversation with Eric Hieser, Executive Director, Sturgis Charter Public School", Cape Cod View, March/April 2013: p.16-17.

Sturgis Ranks Third in Nation's Top Ten List
of Charter Schools by US News

US News & World Report recently compiled a list of the Best Charter Schools in America based on students’ college readiness and test proficiency.
Read the full article HERE.


Support our efforts at Sturgis by donating to the Annual Appeal!

Donations can be made by check payable to William Sturgis Friends of Education Foundation, P.O. Box 2012, Hyannis, MA 02601. Credit Card donations may be made through PayPal on our webpage. It is not the amount you give that matters, it’s your action that counts!